Friday 10 June 2016
Josie Tunn’s textiles design project attempts to bring a fresh twist to the art deco movement in the form of colourful geometric prints and home furnishings and will be displayed at the University of Northampton’s Degree Show.
Having just completed the Foundation Diploma in Art, 19-year-old Josie, who is from Finedon, near Wellingborough, has created a contemporary room set displaying ideas for wallpaper, lighting and textiles.
She said “I have enjoyed seeing the final piece come together, as all the hard work has paid off. The sideboard was enjoyable to upcycle as it’s something I’ve never done before, and it was rewarding to see it complete and transformed from its original state.
“I chose to study at the University of Northampton because of the standard of the workshops and facilities. I spent the majority of my media days in the print rooms available during this project and it was good that the staff were always on hand to for help if needed.
“For me, the most challenging part of this project was to create new designs that are fresh and unique. The most important thing that I’ve learned on this course is to find something that you enjoy doing/making and that’s when the best work will appear.
Josie’s work will be featured along with other students from a variety of courses from the School of The Arts at this year’s Degree Show. This will be running from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June at the University’s Avenue Campus.